The North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission


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Food is survival and identity

NAMMCO has published a new leaflet.

You can also find the leaflet here.

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BBC article- Why do some countries still hunt whales?

Our General Secretary, Geneviève Desportes, was interviewed for this article. Read it here:

Using drones to monitor beluga whales

Researchers are using drones and other technologies to study beluga whales in the Northwest Territories without disturbing the hunting and food supply of people in the local community.

An unusual sight around Tromsø

Our colleague Mario Acquarone and his family, as well as our General Secretary, Geneviève Desportes, had an unusual sighting this past weekend! Check out the story and video below: 

Polar bear caught eating dolphins and freezing the leftovers

A traditional hunt in the Faroe Islands


An interesting article discussing the tradition of the Faroese pilot whale hunt- 

Euro parliament evenly split on seals


The EU Parliament will vote soon on whether to include a revision to the ban on sealskin which would make it easier for Inuit to sell sealskin.